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  1. Hi all I'm having a fairly large patio built in the next month or so with a cedar lined vaulted gable roof, much like the one in this example image. Basic details are: length 12.9m width 5.4m at one end stepping in to 4.2m at the other end 2.1m high at the eaves rising to 2.8m at the flat section beneath the ridge liquid limestone floor slab I've attached a sketch layout showing roughly where the lounge, dining and BBQ areas will be. My question is, what's the best way to achieve a reasonably decent (but not audiophile level) setup for ambient music and the occasional chill out session? It pretty much has to run off a Sonos Connect or Connect:Amp as we use that elsewhere in the house, and that I have budget approval for ~$1500 all up from SWMBO (excluding installation). My thoughts thus far are a Sonos Connect:Amp running 4x 80W 8 ohm B&W CCM382 down-firing ceiling mount speakers installed at regular intervals along the centreline of the patio in LRLR configuration, wired in parallel to give 4 ohms per channel. That'd give 55W RMS per speaker which should be satisfactory given they won't ever be driven hard. I've auditioned the CCM382 and liked the sound of the ceiling-mounted pair in store, but I'm not sure how that's going to translate to a patio with two open walls and a solid limestone floor slab beneath...? Any suggestions? I have a quote for $1650 from a local hifi place for the Connect:Amp, 4x CCM382 and 30m of 4 core 16g cable ... slightly over budget but within normal wriggle room =) Cheers
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